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Higgins School Of Humanities New Commons - Clark University

The New Commons

Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The New Commons consists of three interdependent aspects: the dialogue symposium, a faculty fellowship, and team-taught interdisciplinary courses developed in relationship to the symposium theme. These three aspects of the Commons coordinate faculty development with curricular innovation and create a space for unconventional, cross-disciplinary engagements.

The symposium programming and the faculty fellowship serve as resources and springboards for interdisciplinary collaborative pedagogy. The New Commons is a generative hub intended to underscore the humanities in Clark's curriculum and campus life.

Taken together, the three aspects of the New Commons permit faculty, students, staff and the broader community to frame significant questions, to reflect on them in substantial and multiple contexts, and to develop new approaches and insights.